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Economic Mood Index remains stable - Small increase in perception of real estate value (Nanos Economic Indices - December 2012)

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Nanos tracking on the economy

Over the past month, the Economic Mood Index along with the Pocketbook Index and the Expectations Index have remained relatively unchanged. Of note, there was a small net increase in the perception of real estate value for the next six months.

These are the key findings of the consumer confidence tracking study completed by Nanos on December 19th and 20th, 2012.

The detailed tables and methodology are posted on our website where you can also register to receive automatic polling updates.

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Methodology

The current wave is based on a representative random sample of 1,000 Canadians, conducted online by Nanos Research between December 19th and 20th, 2012. The results were weighted using the latest census information and statistical testing suggests that the research is an accurate depiction of the views of Canadians at the time of the research.

Nanos Economic Monitor

The numbers in parentheses denote the change from the Nanos Economic Mood Index, the Nanos Pocketbook and the Nanos Expectations Sub-Indices in November 2012.

2012-12 - Nanos Economic Mood Index: 101.9 (+0.9)
2012-12 - Nanos Pocketbook Sub-Index: 88.1 (+0.7)
2012-12 - Nanos Expectations Sub-Index: 118.7 (+1.3)

2012-12 Strength of the Economy Net Score: +2.1 (-0.7)
2012-12 Real Estate Net Score: +20.6 (+3.5)
2012-12 Personal Finances Net Score: -16.3 (-0.2)
2012-12 Job Security Net Score: +30.6 (+0.9)

Cheers,

Nik

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RonaldODowd

Talking Past Each Other...

So much for the Canadian way -- of earnest and good faith negotiations coupled with an ability to at least make an effort to meet the other party halfway. Instead, all they can manage is deadlock.

Understanding seems to have gone AWOL from the real politik dictionary. What we know isn't worth a damn:

- meet the Minister they say;

- Chiefs will not meet anyone other than the Governor General and Prime Minister.

Tick, tock, tick tock. What a lost opportunity fraught with incalculable personal and political consequences.

[updated Thu Jan 03 06:22:01 -0500 2013]

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